I think every runner has an allegiance to a certain running store. Well, at least I have an allegiance to a certain running store.
Indeed. Runner’s Choice is MY choice.
I sound like a bad infomercial, but there is a reason behind this proclamation of adoration.
Today, I walked into the store from the pouring rain to buy my compression socks. Yes. Not only am I going to be wearing my hydration belt , but I am wearing…
TA–DAAAA! The miraculous compression socks.
Someone had her own opinions on a $40 pair of “knee highs”
I actually did a ton of research on the socks and it looks like they actually are really effective. I will let you know in my race recap, but I am hoping for some magic because my knee is still killing me. Icing, Advilling and Epson Salting my way though the days.
Anyways, this is a ridiculously long digression, but I speak fluent Rabbit Trail. So why do I love Runner’s Choice? Well, I train with their trail running group which pushes me harder on the hills and further on the trails. The people are awesome and have helped me prepare so much. And when I walk into their store, chances are I know them from one of my running groups or races. I get a sweet discount because I train with them and all I need to do is say I need a shoe and they head to the back and come out with a box. They know my running style and host of “special needs” and let’s face it, they are awesome.
I picked up some GU chomps and Shot Bloks for the race as well because I hate eating when I run, but I will need to keep my stores up or it is game over.
I am also popping Zinc and Echinacea tablets every day to keep my immune system in tip top shape.
And now I will leeway into something that has nothing to do with running for my some of my poor readers that couldn’t care less…
The French Club.
Tonight after class I walked across campus with my professor to McGuiness to meet the French Club. It is a casual setting where we can practice French with fluent speakers. I sat across from my TA and we talked music over nachos. We are swapping mixed CD’s in Fridays Oral Lab. My french is improving and I am slowly getting more confident. It still alarms me that I can swear fluently or make rude comments better then I can make casual conversation. I guess we all learn at different speeds. . .
Anyways, I have become the Queen of Procrastination here. I have been home for 2 hrs and I have yet to start homework.